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Georgia Storms Quiz

Multiple Choice
Identify the choice that best completes the statement or answers the question.
 

 1. 

  On a July day large cumulonimbus clouds are forming. It is very warm and humid and the barometer is falling. The weather prediction might be  
a.
  fog.  
c.
  a hurricane.  
b.
  a tornado.  
d.
  thunderstorms
 

 2. 

   An air mass forms over the Gulf of Mexico and moves northeast across Georgia. What weather conditions are likely to prevail in Georgia?  
a.
  cool and dry  
c.
  warm and dry  
b.
  cool and humid  
d.
  warm and humid  
 

 3. 

   Low, layered gray clouds that cover the entire sky and produce light rain are called  
a.
  stratus clouds.  
b.
  cumulus clouds.  
c.
  cirrus clouds.  
d.
  cirrocumulus clouds
 

 4. 

   A hurricane that hits the coast of the southeastern United States is most likely formed in the  
a.
  Pacific Ocean near Hawaii.  
b.
  Atlantic Ocean off the New England coast.  
c.
  equatorial region of the Atlantic Ocean.  
d.
  in the Arctic Ocean north of Canada
 

 5. 

   In some years there are more hurricanes than usual. This is probably because  
a.
  the ocean is warmer than usual.  
b.
  the ozone layer is very thin.  
c.
  there are more windy days than usual.  
d.
  the gravitational pull of the Moon is stronger.  
 

 6. 

   An air mass gets its temperature and humidity from  
a.
  the land or water over which it forms.  
c.
  the latitude at which it forms.  
b.
  changes in the upper atmosphere.  
d.
  the air masses that surround it
 

 7. 

   The jet stream has a great impact on changing weather conditions in an area because it  
a.
  does not change with the seasons.  
b.
  keeps the atmosphere supplied with moisture.  
c.
  it acts as a barrier between hot and cold air currents 
d.
  speeds up evaporation following precipitation.  
 

 8. 

   Which is the best indication of an approaching storm?  
a.
  a sudden increase in wind speed  
c.
  a clearing sky after a cold front passes  
b.
  a decrease in barometric pressure  
d.
  a sudden drop in the humidity  
 

 9. 

   Which must be present before a hurricane can develop?  
a.
  a high pressure cell  
c.
  a warm front  
b.
  warm, moist air  
d.
  cool, turbulent air  
 

 10. 

   On a summer day which clouds are most likely to bring rain?  
a.
  thin, fluffy clouds  
c.
  thick, dark-gray clouds  
b.
  red clouds at sunset  
d.
  clouds that look like white sheep  
 

 11. 

   When severe weather conditions exist and immediate action should be taken, the weather service will issue a  
a.
  forecast.  
c.
  warning.  
b.
  prediction.  
d.
  watch.  
 

 12. 

   Which diagram best represents the movement of air according to the surface temperature conditions shown?  
a.
  mc012-1.jpg
c.
  mc012-3.jpg
b.
  mc012-2.jpg
d.
  mc012-4.jpg
 

 13. 

The United States has more of these storms than any other place on Earth.
a.
snow storms
c.
hurricanes
b.
hail storms
d.
thunderstorms
 

 14. 

Thunderstorms usually last about how long?
a.
2 or 3 hours
c.
about 45 minutes
b.
5 or 10 minutes
 

 15. 

The United States has over 75% of the world’s
a.
snow storms
c.
hurricanes
b.
tornadoes
d.
hail storms
 

 16. 

A thunderstorm can dump as much as 500,000 tons of water on the ground.  When does the storm dump most of this water?
a.
in an hour or two
c.
towards the end of the storm
b.
the first 15 minutes
d.
in a day or two
 

 17. 

What type of storm has the fastest blowing winds?
a.
thunderstorm
c.
hurricane
b.
tornado
d.
tsunami
 

 18. 

What type of storm can last for up to two weeks?
a.
thunderstorm
c.
hurricane
b.
snowstorm
d.
tornado
 

 19. 

When was the last time Georgia was struck directly by a hurricane?
a.
last year
c.
50 years ago
b.
10 years ago
d.
over 100 years ago
 

 20. 

How fast does the wind have to blow for a storm to be classified as a hurricane?
a.
50 mph
c.
300 mph
b.
74 mph
d.
150 mph
 



 
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